Pittsburgh Defective Drug Attorneys for Byetta Complications
Byetta was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Type 2 diabetes, to spur weight loss and to control blood sugar. The drug was manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, along with Bydureon. While Byetta must be injected twice a day, Bydureon was intended to have longer lasting benefits.
These drugs, however, are now being linked to serious and life-threatening medical conditions, such as pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, and thyroid cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious condition, including pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer, you may have a Byetta lawsuit claim against the drug manufacturer.
We Understand the Pain You Have Been Through
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh litigation attorneys fight aggressively to ensure that victims of these drugs are provided the compensation and damages they deserve. While damages cannot reverse the effect of these drugs, they can help to cover the overwhelming medical costs of treating the conditions the drugs caused. Claims like this also hold the drug companies accountable and help to prevent similar side effects from hurting future patients.
If you or a loved one has suffered after using Byetta or Bydureon, please call our Pittsburgh law offices today at (844) 383-0565 to learn your options.
Studies over the last five years have provided compelling data that patients who use these drugs are up to 49 times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis as those who didn't take the drug.
In some cases, these serious conditions occurred in patients who were given the drugs for weight loss, even though they had not been officially diagnosed with diabetes. While the drug manufacturers officially claim that they do not support this type of use of the Byetta, they did conduct testing to see if it would help patients lose weight. While these studies found that the drugs do spur weight loss, they can put the patient's health in jeopardy.
Contact our offices today if you have been diagnosed with a serious health condition after using Byetta or Bydureon.